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weeks later, more than 10,000 of us, people from all over america, started walking from selma to montgomery. and by the time we made it to montgomery five days later, there were almost 30,000 black and white citizens-protestant, catholic, jewish, men, women, young people. it was like a holy march. and the congress debated the act, passed it, and on august 6, 1965, president lyndon johnson signed it into law. amy goodman: congressmember john lewis. we continue our conversation after break. [break] amy goodman: the morehouse college glee club performing "we shall overcome." morehouse college was the alma mater of dr. martin luther king jr. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman, as i continue with my interview with democratic congressmember john lewis of georgia, leader of the civil rights movement, risked his life numerous times marching for the right of all americans to vote. during the civil rights movement, he marched side by side with dr. king. he served as chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, helped organize t
condition, and his unspeakable violence. what will it take? what can we do? america's search for answers, a national conversation, starts right now on "gma." >>> and everything here is still so raw. here this morning. the community coming together. putting together those living ment memorials together. a town in tears but also a town galvanized by their grief. good morning, america, from sandy hook. i'm joined by josh and amy and lara. liz intet in new york. right now, all across america, parents are sending their children to school, a lot of fear as well. we want to begin with gun violence, mental illness. we'll continue it all week long. >> are my children safe, it's a question parents are asking. security has been beefed up at schools and campuses around the country. as new details now surface about the horrifying moments when the shooter entered that school and unimaginable. to end that, we'll be joined by the school nurse. >> sally cox. she'll be with us in a minute. >>> let's get right to the presidents right now. he spoke last night. he came here and met with the families. he was
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did it. ♪ good day sunshine >>> good day, indeed. wake up america! we're still here. those doomsday predictions appear to be a dud. our cameras in times square at midnight to prove it. >> there's the clock -- three, two, one. okay. >> this morning, the sun is rising, right now, on a brand-new day. good morning, america. ♪ i'm in love and it's a sunny day ♪ >>> and there is the proof right there. it may be raining in times scare. but look at that beautiful sun rising over hollywood beach in florida this morning. >> why aren't we doing the show there? >> more proof positive that we have survived the mayan doomsday. so, happy friday, robin and everyone watching at home. welcome back to elizabeth. paula faris in for josh. >> it's great to be here this morning. and life is going on in many ways. take a look right now at the lines at chicago o'hare airport. more than 1,000 flights were canceled. and there are going to be long waits this weekend. it's a major hub for the country. a lot of flights if you're not going to chicago, go through chicago. >> a. busy travel day. >>> we're close
>>> good morning, america. >> reporter: snow and record rains around the country, causing a massive travel mess on christmas even. tornados forecast if the south. sam is here with all you need to know to get home for the holidays. >>> the cop who plunged into the icy water to save a woman. his bullet-proof vest threatening to bring him down. >>> and wheel of misfortune. fans are calling their favorite show a scrooge, for denying this woman a win. is a game show gift of giving on the way? >>> and down to the wire. the last minute rush is on. round the clock shopping to get all those gifts. we'll tell you where to get the last minute secret deals to delight everyone on your list. >>> and a good monday morning to you, america. which is also to say, a happy and merry christmas eve. george and robin both celebrating the holiday with their families. glad to have amy robach, paula faris here. >> thank you, everyone. we have so many stories to tell you this morning. including the surprising story of this woman. she's accused of being, we're not making this up, too sexy for her job. her boss
: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now to that shocking story played out on television in front of millions of viewers. it's a little tough to see this video. a television host setting a magician's head on fire. the magician is all right. he is now in the hospital recovering, and lashing out at that show's host who may soon be arrested. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in this death- defying scene, flames shoot from the head of magician wayne houchin, a moment he says is no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watch as this unscripted prank by a tv host backfired in a horrific way. >> his face is burnt. >> reporter: now, that host is expected to face charges, a warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when houchin was a guest on the popular show in the dominican republic "approach the stars." he says the host, franklin, unexpectedly poured a flaming cologne on his head. on facebook, houchin wrote, this was not a stunt or part of an act. this was a criminal attack. he was rushed to the hospital with first and second-degree bur
see that there. thanks. >>> talk back question today will america ever come together on the gun issue? facebook.com/carolcnn, or you can tweet me @carolcnn. i'll be right back. is a >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day, the question, will america ever come together on guns? it's been almost two weeks since newtown. where does america stand when it comes to guns? on the one handgun sales have surged, including those of semiautomatic rifles like the one used at sandy hook. yet in los angeles, people stood in line for two hours for a gun buy-back. some wanted guns out of the house. others wanted to get the gift cards but clearly many felt having more guns did not make them feel safer. >> i dropped off some guns, some were antiquing, some were new but i had no use for them. >> i'm getting old my senses are coming to me and i don't need those around the house anymore. >> what about nra executive vice president wayne lapierre's proposal for armed guards at schools? politicians are split on the issue. and today the utah shooting sports council is sponsorin
minute secret deals to delight everyone on your list. >>> and a good monday morning to you, america. which is also to say, a happy and merry christmas eve. george and robin both celebrating the holiday with their families. glad to have amy robach, paula faris here. >> thank you, everyone. we have so many stories to tell you this morning. including the surprising story of this woman. she's accused of being, we're not making this up, too sexy for her job. her boss said she was too distracting and was actually threatening his marriage. she's the one who lost her job, not him. >>> we have great news to share with everybody. the best news of all. sam champion, everybody, getting married over the weekend. >> thank you. >> to rubem robierb, now rubem robierb-champion. it was the most beautiful ceremony. and robin looks fantastic. >> how does your hand feel? heavier today in. >> it feels odd. you have to get used to it, right? it takes how long? >> 15 years. give or take a few. >> seriously, congratulations. >> congratulations, we love you, and we love rubem. >> it was a wonderful night. a
>>> good morning, america. and happening now, a slow and slippery commute for over half the country this morning. and now, more snow to blanket major cities, from chicago to cincinnati. the new storm targeting the northeast this weekend. sam is tracking the latest. >>> medical alert. several people now dead from this season's flu. is the virus spiking and spreading faster than normal right now? is it too late to get your shots? >>> family feud. the 21-year-old musical theater major who told the judge she was being stalked. a restraining order just issued. and who does she say is after her? her parents. >> i wasn't in control of my life anymore. >> we hear from her, in an abc news exclusive. ♪ highway to the danger zone >>> is maverick back on the dating scene? the top gun bouncing back from his high-profile heartbreak. it's more than six months since he split from katie holmes. is this his newest leading lady? >>> the music is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy f
candidate for america. >> what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people. >> it's ridiculous for people to purchase a gun. >> did you get up this morning and have a quick -- >> i probably did, i probably did. >> "piers morgan tonight: the newsmakers" starts now. >>> good evening. one of the great things about my job is that every night i get to sit down with movers and shakers, the men and women at the center of the biggest stories of the year. what do they have in common? they're all utterly fascinating. tonight you'll hear from some of my favorite guests. we'll begin with the big man himself, governor chris christie. he found himself in a bit of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today, really quite unprecedented. i've never seen anything quite like it. have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you know, you see sights like the seasi
, i can assure you. good morning to you, america. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> also, a very big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this now blocks kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to move here to start a new life. abc's lama hasan has the latest from london. good morning to you,
. >> thanks, jim. for the latest on this blizzard. team coverage coming up on "good morning america." ginger and sam champion will keep us posted. >>> our other major story, another wave of grief will wash across newtown, connecticut, later today, as more shooting victims are laid to rest. >> also, the president is taking the first steps in a major effort to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. abc's mark greenblatt joins us live, now, from newtown, with more. hi, mark. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. sadly, we're expecting more funeral processions to be going up and down the road behind me today. and the president is endorsing sweeping, new gun restrictions. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: tears flowed freely and neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest. abigail, one of the greatest. >> reporter: funeral processions seemed to spread across connecticut for the shooting victims, both children and adults. more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel barden, who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> these young k
now sent the white house their own plan for getting america's finances under control. but both sides still far apart. abc's jake tapper is covering this from the white house. jake, the white house downplayed this new offer but will it be enough to jump-start negotiations? >> reporter: i don't think so, george. the white house advisers describe the proposal that republicans offered yesterday, as a step backward in terms of negotiations. what the outlying house republican states is $2.2 trillion in deficit reduction. that includes 1.2 trillion in spending cuts. $800 billion in new revenue. optimistic projections. and $200 billion in other measures, such as adjusting the consumer price index. but house republicans say if the president doesn't like this, it's incumbent upon him to offer a plan that can make it through the house and the senate. >> the white house says they want to see the republicans first say that tax rates are going to go up. is there any prospect of a face-to-face meeting between the president and house speaker john boehner in the coming days? and how are they getting
call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. >>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight. a top network foreign correspondent freed in a hail of gunfire, after being five days in syria. richard engel and his crew. details coming in. >>> new, two little sandy hook boys laid to rest in emotional tribute. a heartbreaking mother's salute, saying the sky is crying. th this, as the rest of the students in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >>
. >> it is time now for the top 5@5 owe it clo o'clock. he was one of america's gravest. a u.s. navy seal shot dead in afghanistan during a risky mission to rescue a colorado doctor held by the taliban. the man who died was also a member of elite seal team 6. it was the same unit that killed osama bin laden last year. in the meantime new questions are being raised this morning as to doctor joseph was doing there and why he had such dangerous location. >> he came to the u.s. back in 2004 calling for a slow and painful death for american soldiers and families. why did the korean rapper psy still get to perform for the president? >> he sang gangham style. many are outraged including a mother of a navy seal killed in iraq. >> performing before our president was just disgust to go me. how do we allow that to happen and dhou we choose that as role models that get that honor. he should be on a no fly list or a terrorist watch list for staying the sangs he said. it's just disgust to go me. >> mark allen lee, here's his picture. he was the first navy seal killed in iraq. >> defensive lineman josh brent
about drone attacks. he joins me live. >> it's 30,000 square feet. >> so long, hollywood. america's got a new hot spot for movies in the deep south. >> good to be with you. -iment brooke baldwin. i want to begin with a cnn exclusive. this is tough to watch, but the pictures speak volumes about what the syrian civil war is doing to its own people. this is about this teenager who defies the basic survival instinct, running away from a hail of bullets. oh, no. instead this young man who used to work in a bakery decides to crawl into the gunfire to try to save a stranger's life. this is a reality for so many syrians every single day. here's cnn, but if there children in the room, get them out now. >> a fighter slithers across the street. his body hugging the cold pavement. yards away a woman lies motionless. she has been shot by a sniper. her rescuer is not a relative nor a neighbor. he never met her. he is just 17. he knew he had to save the woman or die trying. when we met him later, he told us -- >> translator: we had a feeling she was still alive. we wanted to save her. to get her to a
kerry to make america's top diplomat as the country is leaving two wars but facing issues in syria, iranian and north korea. >> john's entire life has prepared him for his role as the son of a foreign service officer. he has a deep respect for the men and women of the state department. the role they play in advancing our interests and values, the risks that they undertake and the sacrifices they make along with their families. >> john mccain congratulated kerry on his nomination and the republican from arizona says he will consider him as secretary of state but did not promise his support. >> my view on whether senator kerry should be secretary of state will not be based on difference of view. we had differences of view going back to 1991 when he said desert storm will fail but it's my view to carry out responsibilities. >> reporter: kerry kept quiet and hillary clinton wasn't able to make it to the white house at all. she is still recovering from the concussion that is preventing from testifying about what she knew before after and during the deadly attack in benghazi. >> heather:
ones. we have the latest on what is being called one of the worst shooting tragedy's in america's history. it has reignited that debate. live in sandy hook connecticut. good morning. >> good morning. every corner of this community is still mourning the loss of those innocent lives. every where you go people are shaking. the schools they are going to be closed tomorrow for more day of grieving. >> overnight they had vigils even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. he described the last time he saw his daughter emily. >> she said she loved me i gave her a kiss and i went out the door. >> emily is one of the victims all of the children 1st graders 6 or 7 years old. 6 adults were also killed among them the school principal and psychologist both married with children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter in order to protect her sue dents as was the school psychologist. >> the grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this probably is the worst i have ever seen. >> we are learning more
across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more days to shop before christmas, the crowds are out in full force on this super saturday. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: even as uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is on the minds of some shoppers. >> it's sort of scary. it's concerning. >> reporter: a poll out this week of 1500 americans showed that 17% are planning to spend less due to money concerns. still, retail analysts say holiday sales are ontrack to rise 4.1% to $586 billion the most optimistic forecast since the recession. >> if
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to resolve some of the tensions. >> cars sharing is interesting. cars in america are iconic. we identify the good life with them. i wonder what don draper of "mad men" would say about car sharing. he would say "no way. c-- "no way." >> we are going to break out. this is a huge space. we're covering cars, people, entrepreneurship. it is breaking into meaningful pieces. then having working groups around the smaller pieces, car sharing, parking, entrepreneurship, then inviting you and the companies to understand the challenges we face and how we should manage -- modernize our regulatory system to reflect this greatness that is happening. >> i get e-mails about people wanting to be on the working group. >> i wish i had an answer. i think we need to get more -- we just announced it last week. it will take some time. " you could always do a rock launch page. molly, let's chat with you. there was a city hearing about applying hotel tax to your rentals. tell us about what happened. >> last wednesday, the tax collector called a hearing to discuss the applicability of the transient occupancy tax t
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straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornad
for travelers at the america's train station, bus station and airport. everyone rushing to make their flight. with suitcase full of gifts. >> where are you headed? >> arkansas and then kansas. >> boston. >> oklahoma. >> new york city. >> we're going to california. >> the story was much the day. rain and storms. 100,000 passengers are expected to pass through the atlanta airport today alone. >> it impacted us from departure standpoint. flights have been delayed on each push. throughout the concourses but here in check-in we have been able to get passengers, pretty steadily through. on a regular basis. like any other day. >> snow created havoc for skiers to the west to hit the slopes. some city saw six to 12 inches of fresh powder. northeast and mid-atlantic freezing rainfall has people scrambling to get out, even as they wish for a white christmas. >> looking forward to white christmas. >> we had adequate staffing and got the passengers out quickly. today is a good day. >> triple-a predicts 84 million americans will take to the roads this holiday season. driving 786 miles round trip. >> we ar
rights. so -- then what gives here with that? >> well, in america right now there's about 155 million people who live in a home with at least one firearm. last year in america, there were probably 12,000 murders. less than 300 of those murders were committed buy long gun, rifles. so the bigger problem in america is firearms in the hands of the wrong people. >> okay. so -- listen -- >> 99. -- >> you set less than 3% of those. >> no, no, no. out of 12,000 murders in america less than 300 were committed with long guns. >> then the point is, if less than 300 are committed with long guns yet people are going into schools and churches and other places and using long guns to kill people in mass numbers, it would seem -- then people don't need long guns in their homes. you can't use a long gun in your home to protect your house. can you? >> yes, you can use a long gun to -- >> if i have a long gun in my house it's going to blow the gas lines out. >> that's not true. no. you wouldn't want to use a long gun in an apartment building. somebody has a ranch has several acres of land, a long gun cou
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reporting live this morning. >>> after the tragedy in newtown, renewed support for changes in america's gun laws but with national support behind the national rifle association do stricter gun regulations really stand a chance? have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> 17 minutes past the hour, we'll take you back to newtown in a minute. california teenager under arrest accused of threatening to carry out a similar attack to the one in connecticut. police say sergio kavaa supported the actions of the school shooter. the 18-year-old now faces felony charges of criminal threats. >>> we're learning new details abo
for the holidays, only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. and, of course, so much of our attention still on newtown this morning. more funerals are planned for today. as we look at those makeshift memorials. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers. and teachers have already been meeting to find a way to start that normal routine back for them again. it's so important. >> it is. we're going to go to amy robach there in just a moment. >>> first, breaking news overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held captive in syria since thursday has been freed after a firefight. martha raddatz has details from washington. what a dramatic escape. >> reporter: it certainly is. richard is a very experienced foreign correspondent. and he had been inside syria before. he and his crew were grabbed after crossing into northwest syria last thursday. there had been no communication with them, no contact, no rans
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america. >> it has got to be tackled, and all areas. a proper debate. my argument is, politicians here don't want to have this debate. >> well, they have to. they have to. you have to have a congressman like jerry nadler on today, you have to have a republican congressman step up, get together. this has to be taken care of, we can't talk about it anymore, we have to start doing things in america. >> listen, thank you all for joining me. all in your own way have been through horror stories of your own. it is time. president obama talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral . >>> well, i'd like to say it's a good morning, but it is a very sad morning here in newtown, pennsylvania. it's saturday, december 15th, i'm ali velshi and you are watching cnn special coverage of the connecticut school shooting live as i say from pennsylvania. it is one of the deadliest shooting rampa
's second amendment rights. so -- then what gives here with that? >> well, in america right now there's about 155 million people who live in a home with at least one firearm. last year in america, there were probably 12,000 murders. less than 300 of those murders were committed buy long gun, rifles. so the bigger problem in america is firearms in the hands of the wrong people. >> okay. so -- listen -- >> 99. -- >> you set less than 3% of those. >> no, no, no. out of 12,000 murders in america less than 300 were committed with long guns. >> then the point is, if less than 300 are committed with long guns yet people are going into schools and churches and other places and using long guns to kill people in mass numbers, it would seem -- then people don't need long guns in their homes. you can't use a long gun in your home to protect your house. can you? >> yes, you can use a long gun to -- >> if i have a long gun in my house it's going to glow the gas lines out. >> that's not true. no. you wouldn't want to use a long gun in an apartment building. smoob has a ranch has several acres of lan
even if you say, well, i don't think gun control laws should be put into place in america. >> if i told you it was tough politics, would you be shocked? that that's the reason why. but in all fairness, i think that the political realities and the fact it is politically tough, despite what happened in newtown for a lot of politicians to do anything to anger the gun rights enthusiasts. and we're talking about, as you reported, a 4 million member organization, it's tough for them to do that. i think also, everybody is just trying to kind of work through what could be possible legislatively, and for those who are in politically perilous situations, there's no benefit in them jumping on a piece of legislation before they really take the time and see what they may or may not have to vote on. >> dana bash reporting live from washington. >>> if you were watching the nra's announcement on friday, you could not help but see this. >> the nra has blood on its hands. shame on the nra. ban assault weapons now. >> that was medea benjamin. she was the second protester to disrupt the meeting. she's co-d
is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday administration officials met with a father of a teenager killed in the 1999 columbine shooting in colorado. monday the president met with members of his cabinet to gather ideas what might be done in the areas of men
. >> it's the holiday season. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rob nelson, new york. >>> pope benedict is using christmas to call for peace in the middle east. at last night's mast, he called on us to find time in our hectic lives for children, the poor and god. the pontiff noted with the time-saving technology, that people have less time for what matters in life. >>> in west new york, a community is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still unaccounted for. >>> the entertainment world is mourning actor jack klugman. best moknown for playing oscar madison in "the odd couple." klugman had dozens of other credits in films and television. including an emmy for a dramatic role. jack klugman was 90 years old. >>> and a denver man is hoping for more than most this christmas. he's hoping for a new life, courtesy of the white house. eight years ago, a brutal beating left benjamin kyle with no memory of who he
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the kingdom of heaven. >> difficult images, difficult words for these dark days in america. we begin this afternoon as the first of many funerals are held in newtown, connecticut. the beginning of what will prove to be a parade of ceremonies laying to rest beautiful young children and their dedicated young teachers who became the victims of a senseless and unspeakable act of violence. children like 6-year-old noah pozner, smart as a whip, gentle but rambunctious, mourned by his twin sister ariel who was in a different classroom and survived. jack pinto, also 6, loved skiing, baseball, and football and was a big fan of the new york giants, especially victor cruz. the star receiver wore the boy's name on his cleats and gloves in tribute during the giants game sunday night. as a nation grapples with how and why these many young lives were cut brutally short, it fell to the president in newtown last night to face the impossible task of consoling a town that lay in emotional ruins. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know that the you're not alone in your grief. that our world, too, ha
getting started on a monday morning on america's newsroom. is egypt turning into the next iran with egyptians being afraid to do their jobs? we'll talk about egypt and the region. martha: a top republican warning that terror attack on the american consequence flat libya could be just the tip of the iceberg. why senator lindsey graham says our approach to the war on terror could lead to this scene more times over. bill: reports that talks are stalled, dead in the water. house speaker john boehner says he's flabbergasted by the white house offer. >> this isn't about democrats and republicans. this business our country. we need to get serious about our deficit and debt that are burying our children's future. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it mahelp lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. martha: we have brand-new details on
. is the u.s. becoming the new saudi america? >>> new details in the murder/suicide involving kansas city chiefs player jovan belcher. what the 911 tapes reveal about the final moments of this slain girlfriend. >> a lot to talk about this morning over our next two hours. we will be talking with stephanie cutter, the former companisy campaign manager of president obama's re-election campaign. howard kurtz the host of "cnn's reliable sources" lauren ashburn, republican from texas, congressman jeb hensarling with us, randy weingarten, president of the american federation of teachers. all guests this morning. wednesday, december 5th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, president obama putting his foot down. he says no tax hikes for the wealthy, no deal. america hits that fiscal cliff in 27 days and that means tax hikes and deep spending cuts if the democrats and the republicans can't come together in some kind of a deal and with just ten days remaining until congress is scheduled to go home for the holidays, the clock ticking. here's what he told bloo
. >> america's pastor rick warren joins me. >> people say i fell out of love. that's your choice. >> he talks religion, reason, and what america needs now. >> the good life isn't good enough. what you need is the better life. >> the election, the economy, same-sex marriage and more, to the issues that really matter. >> you know why we have to change the constitution? it was a flawed document. it was made by men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening, and happy holidays and welcome to a special "piers morgan tonight." joining me, one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the world, rick warren. he's america's pastor. we're going to talk about politics, sins, and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of the best selling book "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> it's good to be here with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas? >> you know, the angels in the story the first christmas said three things. those three statements say the three purposes of christmas. they are celebration, salvation, and reconciliation. first thing the angels said
. >> thank you. harris: america is saying good-bye to american legend. general norman schwarzkopf has died. he is known for his name mouse leadership in operation desert storm and for decades of service to our nation. >> you're better equipped. >> reporter: the commander of u.s.-led international coalition forces that drove saddam hussein out of kuwait in 1991 has died. general herbert norman schwarzkopf was a much decorated combat soldier in vietnam as more popularly known to the public as "stormin' norman". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-ch
coined a new phrase, saudi america for america's projected energy boom over the next decade. a report from last month says the u.s. is expected to unseat saudi arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2020. huge implications for foreign policy and how we do business. it's really been an interesting development in the oil patch. >> it will be really nice to talk about something other than the fiscal cliff. i will say that. >> jobs. that's right. >> 25 minutes past the hour. the republican party needs some new younger blood say some pundits. are these the new leaders of the gop, paul ryan, marco rubio, could they already be on the campaign trail? bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! progresso. in what world do
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